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21 April 2021

Subscriber of the Week: Martyn Auty

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What do you do?

Journalist and screenwriter.

Where do you live?

South-west France.

Do you vote?

Of course.

How long have you been a subscriber?

Four years.

What made you start?

My sons bought me a subscription.

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I copy the odd article to them both.

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What pages do you flick to first?

The back pages.

How do you read yours?

Randomly, but leader first.

What would you like to see more of in the NS?

The environment/culture interface; it’s known as eco-criticism.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Jason Cowley, Megan Nolan, Tracey Thorn, Jeremy Cliffe and Martin Fletcher.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Jacinda Ardern.

With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?

Marine Le Pen.

All-time favourite NS article?

“The Peak” by Edward Docx.

The New Statesman is…

A cultural cornucopia and a lifeline to sanity. 

This article appears in the 21 Apr 2021 issue of the New Statesman, The unlikely radical